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ANNUAL REPORT 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 



SHOWING THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING FEB. 28, 1877. 



LOWELL, MASS.: 
STONE, HUSE & CO., BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, No. 130 CENTRAL STREET. 

1877. 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 

Foe the Tear Ending February 28th, 1877. 



Births recorded — males, 25 ; females, 26 ; total 51 

Births of native parentage 24 

Births of foreign parentage 19 

Births of native and foreign parentage - 8 

Marriages recorded 19 

Marriages between natives 17 

Marriages between natives and foreigners 2 

Deaths recorded — males, 17 ; females, 12 ; total 29 

Number of dogs licensed — males, 151 ; females, 6 ; 

total 157 

Amount received for licenses $332 00 

Amount of fees for licenses, 20 cts. each 31 40 

Amount paid into the county treasury $300 60 

GEORGE A. PARKHURST, 

Town Clerk. 



STATEMENT FKOM ASSESSORS' BOOK. 

May 1, 1876. 

Number of polls 663 

Value of personal estate $ 279,790 00 

Value of real estate 1,158,255 00 

Total valuation $1,438,045 00 

Number of dwelling-houses .... 489 

" horses 366 

" cows 680 

" sheep 3 

" acres of land taxed . 14,132 



ASSESSMENT. 

State tax $1,494 00 

County tax 521 38 

Appropriation for schools 5,000 00 

" school-house repairs 200 00 

" school supplies 100 00 

" school apparatus 200 00 

" ■ school superintendence 300 00 

" highways 2,500 00 

" the poor 3,000 00 

" school-house at East Chelmsford 450 00 

« Warren road 200 00 

" cemetery at South Chelmsford 100 00 

" cemetery at Centre 200 00 

" town officers and committees. ........ 800 00 

" collection and abatement of taxes 258 00 

" miscellaneous expenses: 150 00 

" gravel at North Chelmsford 100 00 

Over layings 133 07 

Total tax 115,706 45 

Assessed on 668 polls $ 1,326 00 

Assessed on property, at $10.00 per $1000.00. 14,380 45 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER 

For the Yeae Ending February 28th, 1877. 



Your Treasurer charges himself with cash balance in 

treasury as per last annual report $5,090 19 

And with moneys received as follows : 

Of State Treasurer, on account of State Aid for 1875 546 90 

" " " corporation tax, 1876 824 77 

" Nat'l Bank tax, 1876 1,293 64 

" " " Armory rent for 1876 55 80 

" " " State paupers 44 25 

" " " Income of Massachu- 
setts school fund 225 39 

County Treasurer, on acct. of dog licenses 285 57 

R. S. Burnham, on acct. of liquor licenses 200 00 

Selectmen, amount overdrawn on order No. 49 3 00 

J. A. Bartlett, on acct. of taxes for 1873 3 76 

C. T. Wright, on acct. of taxes for 1875 2,668 98 

" on acct. of interest on same 103 78 

S. O. Cummings on acct. of taxes for, 1876 11,194 47 

" interest on same 105 00 

Prescott Nat'l Bank, money hired (temporary loan) 2,000 00 

Making a total of $24,645 50 

And is credited by 

Cash paid State tax for 1876 $1,494 00 

" " State Treasurer, on acct. of liquor licenses 50 00 

" " Prescott Nat'l Bank, on acct. of temporary loan 2,000 00 

" " " " as interest on same 33 66 

" " on town notes (permanent loan) 3,000 00 

" " as interest on same 445 50 

" " outstanding orders for last year 108 00 

" " orders drawn present year 14,475 25 

Balance in treasury at date 3,039 09 

124,645 50 
Respectfully submitted by 

E. H. WARREN, 
February 28, 1877. • Treasurer. 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN 

For the Tear Ending- February 28th, 1877. 



Paid for Expenses of Previous Years. 

To Bacheller, Dumas & Co., stationery $ 3 25 

Stone, Huse & Co., 600 copies Town Report 42 15 

■" " 500 copies School Report 59 60 

Marden & Rowell, advertising reward .... 7 50 

Eli B. Kittredge, on highways 10 50 

Samuel Blood, breaking roads 1 60 

Smith Adams, moving school furniture ... 9 50 

E. F. Dupee, services as Auditing Committee 3 00 

Israel Putnam, " " '" « 2 00 

L. H. Sargent, " " " 3 00 

Elmer D. Parker, care of school-house .... 10 00 

Willard Parker, fuel , . . 1-50 

Charles C. Spalding, care school-house .... 6 00 
Allowed Calvin T. Wright, abatements on 

tax list of 1875 103 78 



1263 



Paid for Expenses of 1876. 
PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 



To Eliza M. Robinson, 
Mary E. Hammons, 
Dora C. Russell, 
Adelaide C. Barnard, 
Hannah C. Hunt, 
Annie E. Tucker, 
Alice M. Mansfield, 
Lucretia G. Osborne, 
Aline E. Gardner, 
Emma J. Shannon, 
Frances M. Talbot, 



FOR 


TEACHING. 




No 


1, 36 weeks, $633 00 


u 


1,36 ' 


480 00 


u 


1,11 < 


88 00 


a 


1,22 ' 


181 50 


u 


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< 235 00 


u 


3,22 < 


187 00 


a 


3, 6 ' 


3 00 


a 


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125 00 


u 


4,33 < 


< 282 00 


a 


5,10 ' 


70 00 


« 


5,13 < 
ward 


' 117 00 


d for 


... $2401 50 



Amount brought forward 

To Mary E. Rogers, No. 6, 33 weeks, 

Adelaide G. Barnard, " 7, 11 
Mary E. Anderson, 



B. F. Harmon, 
S. Maria Taylor, 
Louie A. Allen, 
Emma L. Burgess, 
M. Belle Sawyer, 
Lydia A. Spalding, 



7,22. 
8,36 
8,36 
8,34 
8,33 
10,33 
10,33 



$2401 50 
297 00 
82 50 
188 00 
810 00 
324 00 
284 00 
286 00 
297 00 
275 00 



$16 00 



Foe Caee of School-Houses. 

To Hattie E. Streeter, No. 1 

Geo. W. Streeter, No. 1 '. 

Frank R. Parker, No. 2 

E. R. Davis, No. 2 

Frank C. Bean, No. 3 

Zabine A. Wetherbee, No. 3 

Irvin W. Sweetser, No. 4 

Harry C. Green, No. 4 .... ! 

L. Russell, No. 4 

Newton E. Bean, No. 5 

Otis Byam, No. 5 

Wm. H. Lawrence, No. 6 

J. A. Wyman, No. 6 

Geo. O. Spalding, No. 7 . . . 

Joseph A. Locke, No. 7 

Willie S. Keith, No. 8 

Fred CummingSj No. 8 

S. M. Taylor, No. 8 

E. L. Burgess, No. 8 

J. F. Maxwell, No. 10 

Foe Fuel. 

To J. R. Fletcher, 12 cords of wood, No. 1 . 
" 14ffeet « " 

J. B. Emerson, 4£ " « " 

Geo. W. Streeter, preparing wood, No. 1 
J. R. Fletcher, 6 feet of wood, No. 2 . . . 

Smith Adams, wood, No.- 2 

Michael Driscoll, preparing wood, No. 2 
J. B. Emerson, 1 cord, of wood, No. 2. . 

E. F. Dupee, 4 cords of wood, No. 3 

" measuring " "... 

A. H. Park, \ cord prepared wood, No. 3 
J. R. Fletcher, ■§■ cord of wood, No. 4. . . 
" 6 feet « " 



Amount carried forward $161 19 



35 


50 


8 


25 


5 


00 


9 75 


6 


25 


4 


25 


4 


50 


6 00 


2 


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6 


00 


1 


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4 


80 


4 


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75 


65 


1 


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3 


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28 


50 


$85 


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12 


91 


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75 


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34 


4 


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1 


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6 


50 


29 


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15 


4 


2 


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5 


34 



$5245 00 



$220 10 



Appropriation for public schools . . $5000 00 

Income of school fund 225 89 

Dog tax 285 57 

$5,510 96 
Overdrawn 387 59 



Amount brought forward $161 19 

To Israel Putnam, 29 feet prepared wood, No. 4 23 56 

J. R. Fletcher, 4 feet of wood, No. 5 

S. C. Hunt, 5^- feet prepared wood, No. 5 . 
C. T. Wright, \ cord prepared wood, No. 5 

" measuring " " 

J. R. Fletcher, 9 feet of wood, No. 6 

J. B. Emerson, 1 cord of wood, No. 6 . . . , 

" 4£feet " " .... 

Wm. H. Lawrence, preparing wood, No. 6 
John A. Dix, 12 feet prepared wood, No. 6 
B. J. Spalding \\ cords of wood, No. 7 . 
Willie S. Keith, preparing wood, No. 8 
Seth P. Sampson, 9£ cords wood, No. 8 
S. T. Wright, 46± feet of wood, No. 8. 

" measuring " " 

Edwin Swain, 22 feet prepared wood, No. 8 
E. D. Bearce, 6^ feet prepared wood, No. 8 

" 8 feet oak slabs, No. 8 

" preparing wood, No. 8 . . . . 

Fred Cummings, preparing wood, No. 8 . 
S. T. Wright, 5J cords of wood, No. 10. . 
J. R. Fletcher, \ cord of wood, No. 10 . . 
John McAuleff, preparing wood, No. 10. . 
Edwin Swain, 21 feet prepared wood, No. 10 18 38 

John N. Perry, 1 cord prepared wood " 9 25 



3 56 

4 98 
3 63 

06 
8 01 

7 00 
3 72 
2 62 

10 88 

8 25 
10 60 
53 63 
23 69 

20 
19 25 



5 68 
7 00 

50 

6 00 

27 55 



2 
11 



50 
76 



37 

55 



For, School Supplies. 

To Parmenter & Walker, 50 gross crayons ... $ 8 00 

J. L. Hamniett, 2^- doz. ink wells 

" 4 doz. black-board rubbers 

J. R. Fletcher, sundries 

" cash paid express 

" 12 quarts ink 

" sundries 

J. L. Hammett, bell 

" teacher's chair 

" 30 gross crayons 

Sherwood School Furniture Co., 1 gross 
crayons 

Amount carried forward $48 27 



5 


07 


11 


90 


1 


75 


3 


75 


6 


50 


4 


70 


1 


25 


\ 


25 



3 60 



50 



Amount brought forward $48 27 

To Sherwood School Furniture Co., 1 doz. 

blackboard rubbers 1 25 

Sherwood School Furniture Co., 7 doz. 

blackboard rubbers 8 75 

Bickford & Son, 1 broom 35 

N. F. Libby, sundries 1 92 

J. N. Perry, " ' 98 

Appropriation $ 100 00 

61 52 



Balance not expended. 



$38 48 



$61 52 



For School Apparatus. 



To A. C. Stockin, 4 object lessons 

J. R. Fletcher, reference books 

" " desk books 

" " reference books 

J. Larcom, cases and rulers 

B. F. Harmon, 2 map frames 

J. L. Hammett, books, slates, etc 

Appropriation $200 00 

195 46 



Balance not expended , 



$4 54 



% 3 60 

12 40 

17 77 

5 40 

41 32 

5 50 

109 47 



$195 46 



For School-House Repairs. 

To E. B. Kittredge, repairing pumps $ 5 00 

H. D. Leavitt, repairing, No. 6 37 93 

O. H. Langley, painting and glazing, No. 6 15 00 

H. Whitney & Co.. shingles for No. 6, . . . 42 86 

Fielding*& Bartlett, hardware, No. 6 1 55 

C. B. Coburn & Co., paint, No. 6 19 30 

Wm, Manning, stove-pipe, hardware and 

labor, No. 6 

H. H. "Wilder & Co., stove-pipe, etc 

Jonathan Larcom, stock and labor 

J. R. Fletcher, labor and lumber 

John Robbins, labor and material for black- 
board 

G. McLeod, labor 

N. C. Bean, labor 

S. G.Mack & Co., repairing stoves and pipe 

Geo. F. Dyar, lumber for tence 

A. H. Park, teaming stove 



8 


24 


10 


10 


6 


39 


13 


00 


9 


25 


11 


60 


2 


25 


36 


14 


14 


17 


1 


00 



Amount carried forward . 
2 



233 78 



10 



Amount brought forward $233 78 

To Jonathan Larcom, materials and labor. ... 20 71 

Fiske & Spalding, glass and putty 117 

J. R. Fletcher, hardware, etc 1 30 

A. L. Brooks & Co., lumber for fence ' 13 34 

E. D. Bearce, hardware, glass and labor. . 31 51 

E. B. KittredgeJ hardware and labor 1 50 

E. P. Parker, materials and labor 7 86 $311 17 

Appropriation . $200 00 

Overdrawn Ill 17 

For School Supervision. 

To Stone, Huse & Co., school notices $ 3 75 

J. R. Fletcher, services as superintendent . 225 00 

" postage and stationery 3 19 

E. D. Bearce, horse hire 3 50 $235 44 

Appropriation $300 00 

235 44 

Balance not expended , $64 56 

ROADS AND BRIDGES. 

For Breaking Roads. 

To F. W. Blodgett $ 95 04 

John A. Dix 97 85 

B. O. Robbins 171 60 

B. M. Hildreth 19 90 

J. B. Emerson 20 57 

Jacob Spalding 6 00 

P. D. and T. S. Edmands 3 00 

Samuel Blood 1 60 

J. Hazen 16 00 $43156 

For Repairs of Highways. 

To F. W. Blodgett, labor $193 38 

" " paid for labor 575 49 

" " paid for gravel 14 90 

" " paid for lumber for bridge 27 00 
" " paid for posts and poles 

for railing 15 85 

" " paid for stone 6 14 

" " paid for repairing plow . . 4 00 

John A. Dix, for labor on roads 436 25 

" " repairing tools 6 31 

" " labor on bridges and cul- 
verts 330 50 



Amount carried forward $1609 82 



11 



Amount brought forward $1609 82 

To John A. Dix, for repairing tools . 1 65 

John A. Dix, for stone 24 45 

" " cement .' 1 90 

" " posts and boards 1 20 

" " timber and plank 136 01 

" " nails and spikes ........ 4 50 

" " use of derrick 5 00 

B.O. Robbins, for labor on roads and bridges 743 01 . 

" " repairing tools 1 50 

« " lumber 27 81 

" " posts and poles 7 45 

" " powder and fuse 49 

" " spikes 1 17 

" " use of scraper 50 12566 46 

Special Repairs op Highways. 

To Benjamin M. Hildreth $ 3 25 

J. B. Emerson 8 50 

Josiah Wyman 10 00 21 75 

$3019 77 

Appropriation $2500 00 

Overdrawn 519 77 

SUPPORT OF THE POOR. 

To sundries, as by report of Overseers $2,482 97 

Appropriation $3000 00 

2482 97 

Balance not expended $517 03 

FOR ENLARGEMENT AND FURNISHING SCHOOL- 
HOUSE AT EAST CHELMSFORD. 

To H. D. Leavitt, carpenter work $185 00 

Runels, Davis & Foster, stone 5 00 

Thomas Murray, plastering 22 00 

A. L. Brooks & Co., floor boards 50 99 

Wm, Manning, labor on foundation 20 00 

" materials and labor for fence 6 75 

" teaming and setting up fur- 
niture 8 50 

" expense to Boston 1 50 

J. L. Ross, furniture 165 00 

Amount carried forward $464 74 



12 



Amount brought forward $464 74 

To B. & L. and N. & L. R. R. Co., freight on 

furniture 2 20 1466 94 

Appropriation $450 00 

Overdrawn 16 94 

FOR WARREN ROAD. 

To W. F. Osgood, surveying and plan $ 6 00 

B. M. Hildreth, building road 115 00 $121 00 

Appropriation $200 00 

Unexpended 79 00 

CEMETERY WALL AT SOUTH CHELMSFORD. 

To D. P. & A. M. Byam, labor building wall. . $100 00 

Appropriation $100 00 

LITTLETON ROAD. 

To B. M. Hildreth, grading road and re-laying 

wall $95 00 

Rufus Proctor, damages 40 00 $135 00 

Balance of appropriation $178 00 

Unexpended 43 00 

CEMETERY WALL AT CENTRE. 

To B. M. Hildreth, laying wall $185 82 

Appropriation, 1874 $500 00 

Unexpended 314 18 

ARMORY RENT. 

To J. C. Butterfield, rent of Armory $40 00 

STATE AID. 
State Aid, twelve months , $498 27 

TOWN OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. 

To Geo. A. Parkhurst, services as town clerk . $54 25 
" " expenses " " . 7 25 

Amount carried forward $61 50 



13 



Amount brought forward 

To E. H. Warren, services as treasurer 

" " expenses " 

Ziba Gay, 9^- days' services as assessor .... 

" use of horse 

J. B. Emerson, 16£ days' services as 

assessor 

" use of horse 

J. J. Hoy t, 25-| days' services as assessor . . 

" use of horse 

J. B. Emerson, 24 days' services as select- 
man 

" use of horse 

Ziba Gay, 17 days' services as selectman. . 

" use of horse , . 

J. J. Hoyt, 22 days' services as selectman . 

" use of horse 

James P. Emerson, services as constable. . 
Chas. Proctor, sexton, reporting deaths . . . 
A. H. Sheldon, " " "... 

Dawson Pollard, " " "... 

J. B. Emerson, assessors' stationery and 

expenses , 

" time and expense before 

County Commissioners 

J. P. Fletcher, services as committee 

E. D. Bearce, " " 

E. H. Warren, " " 

J. A. Bartlett, " " 

H. S. Perham, " " 2 00 $594 93 

Appropriation $800 00 

Unexpended 205 07 

COLLECTION AND ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

To Robert Lord, abatement $ 8 00 

S. P. Perham, " . : 5 60 

S. O. Cummings, Collector, abatement. ... 67 60 

" " collecting $11,715.85.... 117 16 $198 36 

Appropriation $258 00 

Unexpended 59 64 

GUIDE-BOARDS. 

To Wm. H. Brown, 28 guide-boards $35 00 

Chas. E. Parkhurst, 18 guide-boards 20 25 

G. E. Emerson, 6 guide-boards 6 60 

" painting and repairing 

guide-boards and posts 9 04 



$61 


50 


60 


00 


10 


00 


28 


oO 


3 


00 


48 


75 


26 


00 


76 


50 


6 


00 


72 


00 


7 


50 


51 


00 


11 


25 


66 


00 


20 


00 


18 


55 


2 


00 


3 


25 


1 


00 


4 


98 


5 


65 


1 


00 


2 


00 


2 


50 


4 


00 


2 


00 



Amount carried forward * $70 89 



14 



Amount brought forward $70 89 

To J. B. Emerson, 17 posts 5 10 

" spikes 14 

" • labor & team, setting posts 13 55 
J. C. Butterfield, labor and team setting 

guide-boards 4 00 $93 68 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

To Stone, Huse & Co., stationery and printing, $15 70 
J. J. Sawyer, entry, record and copy of 

town by-laws 3 90 

Wm. McClure, damage on highway 11 45 

C. W. Adams, damage on highway 2 65 

B. M. Hilclreth, laying wall 2 50 

H. H. Wilder & Co., stove-pipe and labor, 

Town Hall, Centre : . 29 33 

L. Lamphere, balance for care and heating 

Town Hall, Centre 5 85 

S. N. Macomber, care Town Hall, North 

Chelmsford 2 00 

N. P. Dadmun, hoops and bolts for pump! 1 50 

A. H. Sheldon, labor at cemetery, North 

Chelmsford 5 25 

Dawson Pollard, labor at cemetery, West 

Chelmsford 3 10 

Stone, Huse & Co., collector's book, notices 

and receipts 9 00 

Merrill & Sargent, notices 1 00 

E. H. Warren, expense on deed and repair- 
ing lock 1 75 

Town Treasurer, error in order No. 49 ... . 3 00 

Appropriation $150 00 

Unexpended 52 02 



15 



RECAPITULATION, 

Bills' of former years $ 263 38 

Public Schools 5,898 55 

School-House Repairs 311 17 

School Supplies .". 61 52 

School Apparatus 195 46 

School Superintendence 235 44 

Highways 3,019 77 

Support of the Poor 2,482 97 

School-House at East Chelmsford , . . -. 466 94 

Warren Road 121 00 

Cemetery Wall at South Chelmsford : 100 00 

Littleton Road 135 00 

Cemetery Wall at Centre 185 82 

Armory Rent 40 00 

State Aid 498 27 

Town Officers and Committees ... 594 93 

Collection and Abatement of Taxes 198 36 

Guide-Boards 93 68 

Miscellaneous Expenses 97 98 

Amount of orders drawn from February 29, 1876, to 

March 1, 1877 $15,000 24 

J. B. EMERSON, 
ZIBA GAY, 
J. J. HOYT, 

Selectmen of Chelmsford. 



REPORT OF THE OVERSEERS 

OF THE POOR 

For the Year Ejstding February 24th, 1877. 



Cash received of Town Treasurer $2482 97 

Proceeds of Town Farm 415 41 



$2898 38 
Paid R. Harlow, supt., services from April 1, 

1876, to April 1, 1877 $400 00 

Hospital at Northampton, for board of 
C. H. Seamens from January 1, 1876, 
to September 1, 1876 138 79 

Hospital at Northampton, for board of M. 

McKeon 1 year to Jan. 1, 1877 204 00 

Hospital at Taunton, for board of Danier 

Gilligan 1 year to San. 1, 1877 206 82 

Hospital at Worcester, for board of Frank 
P. Goss from Nov. 1, 1876, to Jan. 1, 
1877 30 50 

C. A. Sears, hospital and burial expenses 32 50 

Aid rendered Mrs. R Mealey at Lowell 60 00 

Aid rendered Rachel Marshall at Lowell 52 00 

Aid rendered Mrs. A. F. Peckins at Ley- 
den 164 00 

Aid rendered Mrs. C. F. Hayden at Lynn. "99 05 

Aid rendered A. F. Peckins of West- 
minster 4 00 

House of Correction, for board of John 

Connolly . y 2 66 

Almshouse at Tewksbury, for board of 

Noah Parker. .' 8 00 

Medical aid rendered Mrs. M. A. Green 27 00 

Entertainment of transient paupers at 

West Chelmsford 33 00 

Entertainment of transient paupers at 

North Chelmsford 15 50 

Amount carried forward $1,477 82 






17 



Amount brought forward $1,477 82 

Paid medical aid rendered paupers at Alms- 
house 16 96 

for stock ' 77 00 

tor groceries and provisions 623 63 

for clothing and bedding 43 51 

for coal 56 70 

for grain 155 37 

for lumber, posts, etc .' 74 71 

for repairing harness, robe and blanket . . 26 90 . 

for painting and repairing wagon 14 00 

blacksmith and wheelwright 53 58 

taxes on farm 52 60 

for labor on farm 90 60 

Geo. O. Byam, services and expenses as 

Overseer of Poor 75 00 

J. T. Smart, services and expenses as 

Overseer of Poor 50 00 

D. Pollard, services and expenses as Over- 
seer of Poor 10 00 

$2,898 38 
Number of transient paupers assisted, 677 
At an estimated cost of $522 75 

Appropriation $3,000 00 

Amount drawn from Treasurer . . . 2,482 97 

Balance not expended $517 03 

GEORGE O. BYAM, 
J. T. SMART, 
DAWSON POLLARD, 

Overseers of Poor. 



APPRAISAL OF PERSONAL PROPERTY 

Of the Town of Chelmsford, at Almshouse, Feb. 22, 1877. 



1 horse, $175 ; 3 milch cows, 150 ; 2 springers, 75 ; 2 hogs, 15 
40 fowls, 20 ; 2 tons English hay, 34 ; lot Hungarian, 3.75 ; 1| tons 
run hay, 15; stalks, 2; grain, 3, beans, 2.75; 1 horse cart, 35 
2 harrows, 10 ; 6 barrels, 60c ; 1 mowing machine, 40 ; 3 ploughs, 15 

1 cultivator, 5 ; 4 draught chains, 3 ; 5 scythes and snathes, 4 ; 4 stake 
chains, 1 ; blocks and rope, 5 ; 3 prs. steelyards, 5 ; \ winnowing mill, 1 

2 whiffletrees and chains, 2.50 ; 1 grindstone, 3 ; 2 flails, 50c ; 2 hay 
poles, 25c ; 2 ox muzzles, 25c ; 1 hay cutter, 4 ; 1 window grate, 1 
feed boxes, 25c ; 4 hay forks, 1.35 ; 2 drag rakes, 1 ; 4 hay rakes, 60c 
1 iron rake, 25c ; 3 grain measures, 40c ; 2 pails, 25c ; 1 barrel plas 
ter, 1.25 ; 2 manure forks, 1.25; 1 pick, 25c ; 8 shovels, 5.50 ; 2 hoes 
60c ; 1 corn cutter, 25c ; 2 tie chains, 50c ; 1 copper pump, 5 
1 draught harness, 25 ; 1 wagon harness, 6 ; 1 farm harness, 10 
cards and brush, 4 ; 2 buffaloes, 13 ; 1 covered wagon, 100; 1 jack 
can and wrench, 1 ; 1 lot old bricks, 25c ; 1 sleigh, 7 ; 1 string bells 
25c; 2 grabs, 1.10; 1 wheelbarrow, 5; halter, blankets, &c, 1.50 
1 farm wagon, 30 ; 2 ox yokes, 1 ; 1 horse sled, 3.50 ; 2 sets posts 
7.50 ; 3 ladders, 1 ; 1 old horse-rake, 25c ; 1 wrench, 35c ; 1 waterpot 
40c; powder, can and fuse, 75c ; drills, spoon, &c, 3.50 ; lot casting 
brushes, 25c ; chest an,d tools, 5 ; window glass and paints, 1 ; lead 
pipe, 40c ; 2 wood saws and horse, 1 ; 2 iron bars, 2.50 ; 1 bog hoe 
40c ; lot hinges, 1 ; 6 axes, 3 ; 1 shaving horse, 50c ; 1 grain cradle 
1 ; 1 well wheel, 50c ; 5 doors, 5 ; wood ashes, 2 ; kindling wood, 50c 
dry wood, 16; 26 cords green wood in woods, 88 ; 2 tons coal, 15 
lumber, 1.50 ; nails, 75c ; 3 stoves, 7 ; 1 cook stove and fixtures, 40 
1 old cook stove, 1.50 ; 2 wood boxes, 50c ; 1 clothes brush, 25c 
1 coffee pot, 50c ; 1 clothes horse, 50c ; 1 dinner bell, 75c ; 2 candle 
sticks, 20c ; lot small boxes, 25c ; 1 soup ladle, 10c ; 1 window 
brush, 50c ; 3 bean pots, 75c ; 2 chopping trays, 75c ; 1 porcelain 
kettle, 1 ; 3 milk pails, 1.50 ; 1 rolling pin and board, 40c ; 2 butter 
moulds, 25c; bake and dish pans, 1.50; 1 large kerosene can, 50c; 
1 small kerosene can, 25c ; knives and forks, 30c ; 1 carver and fork, 
1.; lot spoons, 1.75; 2 pitchers, 50c ; lot plates, 2 ; lot bowls, 1 ; 1 
sugar bowl, 25c; 3 platters, 1 ; medicine, 1.50 ; fire shovel and tongs, 
20c; 1 water dipper, 25c ; '6 baskets, 1 ; 7 pails, 1.50 ; 1 sugar bucket, 
50c; 2 wash boards, 25c ; 1 coal hod and sieve, 75c; 26 milk pans, 3 ; 6 



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chambers, 1.50 ; 2 clothes chests, 4 ; 6 parlor chairs, 2 ; 24 curtains 
and fixtures, 5 ; 5 flat irons, 2.50 ; 2 jugs, 1 ; 5 stone jars, 2 ; 8 wash- 
tubs and bench, 1.25 ; 1 boiler and washer, 1 ; clothes line and pins, 
60c ; 1 foot cricket, 10c ; 3 brooms, 50c ; 1 dust pan, 25c ; 1 lantern, 
1 ; 4 lamps, 3 ; 1 pair handcuffs, 5 ; 1 clock, 1.75 ; 4 mirrors, 1 ; 6 
rocking chairs, 3 ; 6 tables, 4 ; 25 chairs, 6 ; 3 meat dishes, 1 ; 2 butch- 
er knives, 50c ; 1 dozen towels, 1.50 ; 1 bed spread, 2 ; 28 comfort- 
ers, 48; 27 pillows, 12; 18 blankets, 18; 22 sheets, 11 ; 6 straw ticks, 
4 ; 7 feather beds, 45 ; 6 mattresses, 8 ; 8 bedsteads, 8 ; 4 table cloths, 
2.50 ; 2 milk measures, 50c ; trunks and chests, 1.50 ; 2 tunnels, 40c ; 
3 padlocks, 1.50; 1 steamer, 75c; 1 apple parer, 35c; 1 pumpkin 
sieve, 25c ; 1 churn, 1 ; buckets and firkins, 1 ; 1 cake baker, 50c ; 
sundry small furniture, 5 ; soap and cask, 4; pork and cask, 25; hams 
and shoulders, 15 ; 45 bushels potatoes, 35.50 ; molasses, 2.50 ; vine- 
gar, cider and casks, 9 ; 2 barrels apples, 2 ; lot vegetables, 2 ; meat, 
2.25 ; salted pickles, 1.25 ; lard, 9.60 ; bread, pies and sundry provi- 
sions, 2 ; flour, 7.50 ; sugar, 2.50 ; 10 pounds tea, 3.80 ; small grocer- 
ies, 5 ; 5 dozen eggs, 1.25 ; spices, 1 ; cranberries, 2. 



RECAPITULATION. 

Live Stock $435 00 

Hay and Grain 60 50 

Farm Implements 400 70 

Wood and Lumber 121 75 

Furniture and Bedding 296 40 

Provisions ■ , 133 15 



$1,447 50 



J. A. BARTLETT, 
HENRY S. PERHAM, 

Committee. 



AUDITORS' REPORT. 



The committee chosen to audit the accounts of the town officers 
have attended to that duty, for the year ending February 28, 1877, 
and find them correctly cast and properly vouched. 

We find that the amount of orders drawn and 
vouched for by the Selectmen for the 

financial year ending at date, is $15,000 24 

And that the amount paid by the Treasurer on 
orders outstanding at date of last settle- 
ment, is . 108 00 $15,108 24 

And that the amount of orders outstanding at 

date, is ■ 524 99 

And of orders paid by the Treasurer in the 

year ending at date, is 14,583 25 15,108 24 

We further find that there is due the Town, 
from estate of A. Chamberlin, collector of 

taxes, 1874 238 07 

from estate of A. Chamberlin, interest on 

taxes, 1874 40 07 

from Calvin T. Wright, collector of taxes, 

1875 1,001 49 

from Calvin T. Wright, interest on taxes, 

1875 153 28 

from S. O. Cummings, collector of taxes, 

1876 . . 3,980 60 

from S. O. Cummings, interest on taxes, 

1876 92 15 

from State, for State Aid 588 27 

from " armory rent 90 00 

from book ageney, books and cash on hand 284 30 

from Treasurer, cash on hand • 3,039 09 9,507 32 

And that the Town is indebted, on demand 

notes, bearing interest at 6 per cent .... 5,600 00 

For interest on same to date 214 20 

outstanding orders 524 99 

estimated liabilities .... 200 00 

" abatements 150 00 6689 19 



Assets over liabilities, $2818 13 

LUTHER H. SARGENT, 
ISRAEL PUTNAM, 
GEORGE A. BYAM, 

February 28, 1877. Auditors.